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£10 million to help disabled or seriously ill children in England during Coronavirus

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Families with children who have complex needs and disabilities can apply for a grant from Family Fund for vital equipment to make their lives easier during the pandemic including computers, specialist equipment and educational toys.

£10 million of the total £37 million of direct support announced by the Children and Families Minister Vicky Ford today, is committed specifically  in response to the unique difficulties presented by the coronavirus pandemic, helping parents educate and look after disabled or critically ill children who are staying at home more than usual.

The government hopes that this will help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of items they might not otherwise be able to afford.

Families who care for children with  complex needs and disabilities in England can find out more and apply for grants directly from Family Fund  - a charity that specialises in providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

The grants available are typically worth £400 to £500 per family, but will vary depending on need.

Have you visited our Fledglings online shop?

Contact's Fledglings shop is packed with educational and sensory toys, clothing and equipment designed especially for children with additional needs and their families.

Every purchase made in our shop directly helps us continue supporting families caring for disabled children with vital help and advice.